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Francine Du Plessix Gray

Francine du Plessix Gray is an American Pulitzer Prize-nominated writer and literary critic.

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Why are there no great women artists?' sounds as ignorant of human geography as the query 'Why are t ...

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The spiritual destiny of Hawaii has been shaped by a Calvinist theory of paternalism enacted by the ...

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Americans and their desire to be novelists, the American novel should be listed in medical dictionar ...

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I write because in the act of creation there comes that mysterious, abundant sense of being both par ...

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As to why people like Joseph Lelyveld are writing memoirs, I think they're just catching on the coat ...

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The vast Pacific ocean would always remain the islanders' great solace, escape and nourishment, the ...

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The act of nutrition is not a purely physiological event... The family meal is a formality that cult ...

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One learns much more by writing fiction, because the insights come from those deeper subconscious le ...

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The irreversibility of time. That's the hardest thing to accept at our age, that's the most violent ...

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Lovers, children, heroes, none of them do we fantasize as extravagantly as we fantasize our parents.

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I didn't find this memoir of these two eccentric people so different from doing my memoirs of De Sad ...

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how the French can talk. About a stew, about a fly on the parapet, about death, about anything.

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I shall never cease to marvel at the way we beg for love and tyranny.

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“Only friends will tell you the truths you need to hear to make your life bearable.”

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Like most writers I know, I love being on stage. I've sublimated the dramatic urge by teaching and b ...

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